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MAAE 2400 [0.5 credit] Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Basic concepts of thermodynamics: temperature, work, heat, internal energy and enthalpy. First law for closed and steady-flow open systems. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances; changes of phase; equation of state. Second law: entropy. Simple power and refrigeration cycles. Introduction to heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Second-year status in Engineering.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory and problem analysis three hours a week.